99-mph Darvish pitch hits batter, catcher and ump

The Cubs beat the Marlins on Monday night, 7-2, at Marlins Park — but one pitch in particular from Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish had the internet abuzz … and with good reason.

Darvish pitched into the sixth inning and ultimately took home his first victory of the season, but he had some command issues, walking four and hitting Lewis Brinson with a 99-mph fastball that didn’t just hit Brinson.

No, dear reader, it ricocheted off Brinson, catching both Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and home-plate umpire Brian O’Nora. The whole sequence made a sound that is oddly captivating:

Yu Darvish throws the most devastating fastball of his career. pic.twitter.com/sicvVLhnUL

— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 16, 2019

If Darvish was playing a pinball machine, he just hit some sort of jackpot, I’d say.

After the game, Darvish offered up an amazing quote about his outing, as reported by MLB.com’s Christina De Nicola:

When asked to explain how he could walk no batters last time out, then four on Monday, Yu quipped: “I’m Yu Darvish.” #Cubs

— Christina De Nicola (@CDeNicola13) April 16, 2019

Oh, Yu.

Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That’d be amazing.

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